While downloading pictures for my blog today, I received a text from my partner. He was reading the paper and found an article that he thought sounded as if I could have written it. At the beginning of the article was a quote that summarizes how I view my life’s work. The quote epitomizes what I believe to be my purpose.
I am not a scholar, I do not possess endless amounts of money and I do not have any claim to fame but I do believe I know my purpose here on earth.
I am a teacher, in every aspect of my life, not just in my professional life. I like to use my everyday experiences to teach myself, my children, students, friends and relatives or anyone who is interested, about life and what it means to me to live a good life.
My post today is going to be another photo essay but I will use the above mentioned quote to lead into the photo essay whose theme is My Ordinary/Extraordinary Summer Days, 2014.
Do not ask your children
To strive for extraordianry lives
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive
The extraordinary will take care of
Finding joy in my ordinary life…….